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New Artists’ Workshops In An Old Ice Cream Plant

A nearly 100-year-old building in the Cedars area will be a new home for the arts. But a different one — like a private gym, it’ll have 24-hour access for artists to use fully-equipped workspaces. Or rent micro-studios.

The Lost Murals of Dallas’ Old Municipal Building

The 1914-era Municipal Building is being completely restored to become the UNT law campus. But workers found evidence that painted murals from the ’30s just MIGHT still exist. Or not. Watch a video about their attempts to determine what’s left behind the paint and wallboard.

A New Arts District Plan? Let’s Think Through What Went Wrong With The First One

On Monday, submissions were due for an update to the Sasaki Plan, the original outline for the Arts District that, after 32 years, has had its problems. One major problem? It didn’t go far enough.

Just What The Arts District And Klyde Warren Need! More High-Rise Office Space!

What once might have been a gateway to the Arts District will now be another big glass box butting up against the Meyerson Symphony Center.

Renowned Texas Sculptor Jesus Moroles Dies In Car Accident

He was a master of granite – and had just installed four giant columns alongside the new Hall Arts office tower in the Arts District.

DMA Making Friends With Klyde Warren

Take that, food trucks along Woodall Rodgers, blocking the DMA from the folks in Klyde Warren Park. Now the DMA’s Woodall Rodgers entrance will have a new plaza, new pavilion – and a new outdoor food service center.

A New ‘Dawn’ Comes To Old Parkland

The private, office development Harlan Crow has built around Old Parkland Hospital has become an intellectual theme park. Famous quotations from Founding Fathers are carved into walls. And now it’s graced with something rare hereabouts: an actual town square with a neo-classic column as its centerpiece.

Come See Where The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Is Headed

Come see the new Big MAC — the Cedars compound where the McKinney Avenue Contemporary will eventually be moving. They’re holding an open house there tonight.

Secrets Of The Meyerson: A Conversation With Mort Meyerson

As the DSO’s 25th anniversary season celebrating the Meyerson Symphony Center starts to end, we close out our project, Secrets of the Meyerson, by sitting down with the man who led the 10-year-long effort to create the finest concert hall of the past century.

Arts Districts’ Artists Housing Is Going to Get A LOT Of New Neighbors

A plan to have working artists actually living in Dallas’ Arts District will now have them rubbing shoulders with wealthy neighbors. A 39-unit, low-cost housing project now will also be a luxury tower with storefront retail. All part of the plan, actually.

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